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  1. 8 points
  2. I'm anti Rangers. I'm anti a lot of other teams to varying degrees though, and the ones that I'm not is generally because they don't really register on my scopes. I think that is essential to the tribalism and unconditional support of one team. Maybe just a concession being that I'm not actively anti, but passively anti in most cases (does that make sense). I think that there is a superiority and arrogance that's exhibited by a lot of Rangers fans. It's obvious, to me at least, that it is born out of being, at least historically, the biggest and best in the context of football. There is also the weight of numbers that means that for any argument or viewpoint brought up, there will always be someone around to back them up. It makes it very easy to pick a fight or bully (in metaphorical senses at least). Some of the thickest ones take this to extremes in the form of bigotry and sectarianism. I've had some personal experiences of this (working in Harthill with a green & white van is not to be advised!). However. The above are the worst of it and I don't see that as being the majority. Some others might get swept with the tide at times (there is the big crowd psychology that affects us all) but it is not inherent within them and doesn't define who they are as a person. A human being is a human being regardless of the colour of shirt that they wear. On this forum the Rangers fans I interact with have their own personalities. There are some that I avoid, mainly because I think they are childish and quite frankly thick, but that is true of other teams too. There are others I'll quite happily shoot the shit with though. That's quite a long winded way of saying "f**k knows", maybe I'll think about it some more.
    4 points
  3. it's fucking awesome, I am joining in...
    2 points
  4. Newcastle left-back Paul Dummett admits he is keen to return for a second loan spell at St Mirren. The 21-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan with the Buddies but returned to his parent club last week. Boss Alan Pardew gave him a debut from the bench in the FA Cup defeat to Brighton but the young defender believes he will improve further with more first-team football in Paisley. Dummett said: "I loved my time at St Mirren. For a Newcastlelad playing for the club, it's not easy moving away but St Mirren was the right choice. "I played 19 games and picked up some really good experience of playing at a competitive level. I played in front of some big crowds like 40,000 at Celtic Park. There's no doubt that has helped my development as a player. "Danny Lennon is a really good manager and I can't fault a single thing about the club. It was his help that allowed me to make my debut for Newcastle. That was a dream come true. "But I'm hopeful that I will come back to Saints for another six months. I've improved so much with them this season and I want to continue that development before going back to Newcastle a much better player in the summer. "It's not in my hands but, if both sides can make it work, returning before the League Cup semi-final with Celtic (on 27 January) is the plan." Pleasing.
    2 points
  5. Shit!! Did you see that?! He must have a foot like a traction engine!!
    2 points
  6. Greek? That'll be Economou Fooked.
    1 point
  7. If I was still in the UK I'd strongly consider going to one of the protests with a big sign saying "MUSSUS BUNFIELD"
    1 point
  8. Warren Zevon ~ Werewolves Of London
    1 point
  9. Why the f**k would you arrange this on derby day
    1 point
  10. Former Italy goalkeeper:
    1 point
  11. It has been claimed at times that club and company are inseparable. However, here is confirmation that clubs are owned and operated by something else. That will usually be a company.
    1 point
  12. And for good reason - or at least reasons the clubs can justify and explain. The problem is that the fans want to see bigger leagues, lower gate prices and better quality. Economically, it just isnt going to work. We should certainly be trying to work towards better quality and theres no doubt that prices are too high, especially compared to other leisure activities but the lost income cant just be ignored. Personally, Id be happy with any move away from playing the same teams four times.
    1 point
  13. Man U keeper Anders Limbo-Guard...
    1 point
  14. Former Ross County goalie Lez Fridge...
    1 point
  15. I'll remember this next time I see your "New clubs must be GRANTED a membership" spiel regurgitated again :-). As you were.
    1 point
  16. Spurs keeper Brad Fiddle...
    1 point
  17. I went to my first ever ice hockey game, in fact my first ever visit to an ice rink, tonight, to see Dundee Stars v Edinburgh Capitals. Before I go on, it is worth pointing out that I know nothing about ice hockey, but it was on my 13 for 13 (in my case 43 for 13) in Gen Nonsense, and I like expanding my horizons. I really enjoyed it, things I took away from it were; It was a lot easier to follow the puck than I thought it would be These guys are super fit They are also brilliant skaters The goaltenders are very talented The matchday experience is better than any football in this country, it is treated as an event rather than a fixture You can have a social beer whilst watching the game There is a great deal of respect at the end of the game, with the MotM awards and the players thanking the crowd You don't see anyone dive or plead with the referee for a foul Each team has a guy with a drum I will probably be back for the occasional game.
    1 point
  18. To get you to change your sig would be my main one. I don't know if it's the bad grammar or homophobia that bothers me more.
    1 point
  19. The best punk band in the world are coming back, Nomeansno are playing at Stereo on the 26th May and Electric Circus on the 28th
    1 point
  20. In fairness, the standard is pretty high. It's Simon Mincing.
    1 point
  21. Finally got around to seeing it tonight. I can see why some people have issues with it being 3 films and it certainly felt darker than the book - but I really enjoyed it. Didn't feel it dragged and I'm already looking forward to the next installment. Martin Freeman is great as Bilbo although my first reaction when he appeared was that he looked like he should be playing guitar for the Charlatans. And Ori looks like the third Neville brother.
    1 point
  22. Living on the streets must be one of the loneliest existences known, so it's not surprising that many decide to get a dog for companionship. I met a homeless guy in Glasgow who had a dog about six months ago. I got chatting with him and it turned out he had served in the army, came home after leaving the forces and his wife threw him out. Felt really bad for him as that could happen to most. I asked him what he would do if I gave him money and he was pretty honest, saying that he would get some cheap cider, but firstly he would get his dog some food (something which he insisted he always did first when he had cash).
    1 point
  23. I've got an archer/alchemist type character who I want to make some quality poisons with so am gonna get all the alchemy perks, most potions have positive and negative effects, I want some powerful poisons. It does get way overpowered though. Some of the exploits in this game can make you god like, there's a poison that can take down the main boss in 1 shot if you create it with the right equipment. If you dont want to use a potion list, you can discover up to all four of the effects of ingredients with one of the alchemy perks (when you eat them), then just combine ones that have the effects you want, it'll still be a lot of trial and error though, you generally need 2 ingredients that have the same effect in them. Paralysis, invisibilty and slow poisons all seem to be fairly valuable.
    1 point
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  25. Rafa BeniTAZ apologies if it was covered earlier in the thread
    1 point
  26. Season 3. US Air date. 31st March 2013. 88 days. Moist.
    1 point
  27. Stiff Little Fingers probably did more for the Northern Ireland peace process than the politicians ever did, by getting through to two generations that both sides were a shower of evil w**kers wanting them to hate & kill one another so they could lord it over them, speaking not with the wishy-washy holdy-hands "we shall overcome" s**t of the various vacuous "cross-community" groups, but spitting much the same anger they felt about living in a land with no future for themselves because of its hypocritical morality and stifling "know your place" mentality. They were right in never directly getting involved with politics themselves, that would have defeated the purpose of many of their songs like "Bloody Sunday" (about the idiotic Sabbatarian shutdown the "Orange" north was happy to copy the "Catholic" south on imposing) and "Alternative Ulster" - "it's up to you and no one else".
    1 point
  28. If it was tried and tested, what happened?! I know i'm looking at it from an outside, but i think people in NI should be trying to embrace being from NI, not making divisions with Unionists and Nationalists. For example how many political parties do you have in NI that are not either a unionists party or a nationalists party?
    1 point
  29. I'm struggling to choose the biggest example of idiocy contained in that first post. Obviously, the idea of St Johnstone merging with Ayrshire teams is a cracker. It would in my view be foolish however, to overlook the idea that Berwick and Stranraer should get together. I think it's hard to suggest such things, then retain credibility when claiming not to be an imbecile.
    1 point
  30. A wee girl's "Santa Stop Here" sign was stolen last night, and the mother was on FB first thing this morning telling everyone. Cue every mother friend dusting off her thesaurus to think of new ways to describe the culprit. My favourite was "Bloody thieving lowlive (sic) b*****d scumbags". I was tempted to wade in with a Partridge-esque "Scum. Sub-human scum", but didn't want to get rumbled and accused of not teaching this catastrophe with the gravitas it deserves.
    1 point
  31. Ex Dundee United and Hibs Player Mixer Pit A Line Oan
    1 point
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  33. Every grown man's guilty pleasure every few months on E4
    1 point
  34. 1 point
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